Catering Guidelines

November 19, 2019


Greystone Mill is one of the most flexible venues in the area when it comes to hiring your own wedding professionals and providing your own services. You’re welcome to either hire a caterer or bring your own refreshments. Since most weddings are professionally catered, we’ve provided a small prep space for them to help with the meal. On site cooking is not allowed at the venue due to fire code, insurance and health department reasons's just not desirable to prepare food for 100 people AND try to enjoy your event. Caterers prepare the food in a commercial (health department approved) kitchen and will deliver the food hot, fresh and on time. They provide a vast array of services to make your day stress free. All clients serving food at their event without the use of a health department approved professional are responsible for following the Catering Guidelines as though they were a caterer



If you choose to bring your own refreshments, you’re welcome to use the caterers prep space. You’ll be responsible for the duties that a caterer would normally provide which includes serving the food, cleanup, providing trash bags, bagging trash etc. Our cleanup policy is “leave it like you found it”.


Here are a couple of things to remember;

Please don’t dump ice, food products and grease down the drain or outside on the ground. The cleaning company will have to clean it up at the end of the night and will deduct the charge from your cleaning fee. 

Ice can be dumped outside in the designated area. Your venue coordinator will help you with these things during one of the open houses.

On site cooking is not allowed due to fire code, insurance and health department reasons. Our insurance also doesn't allow open flames of any type. This means they won't allow candles or grills etc.

At the end of the night, bag the trash and stack the chairs along the south wall of the ballroom. Greystone Mill will supply a starter trash bag but, you or your caterer will provide the rest.


Still like to bring your own food?  You’ll be fine as long as it's prepared "off site" and you're providing the services that a professional would normally provide. 


Our open houses are a great way to come and check everything out so there are no surprises on wedding day!


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Joplin, MO 64804

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